Ubisoft, the developers behind successful game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and the Tom Clancy series, has had its user accounts database breached by hackers. As a result, usernames, emails and encrypted passwords were compromised.
In a post on the company’s blog, Ubisoft stated that one of the company’s websites was exploited to gain access to some of its online system. While the hackers gained access to data such as usernames and encrypted passwords, the company does not store personal payment information, which means that users’ credit or debit card data was not at risk. However, Ubisoft recommends that users not only change their Ubisoft account passwords, but also any account that the user holds with a similar password.
In the meantime, the company has already shut off access gained by the hackers. The company also added that its Uplay services were unaffected, as were the uptime and stability of its games’ online services. The company is “exploring all available means to expand and strengthen our security measures”, and has conducted investigations regarding the hack.